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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Relax and let your expert guide drive you around San Francisco’s gorgeous wine country on this 2-day tour. Enjoy premium wines and learn about the complex process of winemaking, from vine to bottle. Stay at a hotel in downtown Sonoma and explore this charming town on your own. Your tour also includes opportunities to soak in the beauty of Muir Woods and take fantastic photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Day 1: San Francisco – Sonoma Your 2-day wine-tasting adventure begins with morning pickup from your San Francisco hotel in an eco-friendly, biodiesel minicoach. Weather permitting, make a quick stop near the Presidio, a national park site, for a photo op of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Cross over the beloved bridge and travel through the Marin Headlands to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). Spend 1.5 hours admiring the awe-inspiring redwoods and staggering array of plant and animal life in this dreamlike place, one of the last old-growth coastal redwood forests in the San Francisco area.
Next, head to Sonoma Valley, a tremendously rich wine-growing region with more than 30 types of grapes and 300 wineries and tasting rooms. Sample a variety of wines (some tasting fees may apply) before checking into your downtown hotel in late afternoon. Use your knowledgeable guide’s recommendations for restaurants, tasting rooms and boutiques to help plan the rest of your day.
Overnight: Hotel in downtown Sonoma
Day 2: Sonoma – San Francisco (L) Get an early start or sleep in this morning—the choice is yours. Continue to explore Sonoma on your own, nibbling samples at the Sonoma Cheese Factory, visiting the historic Mission San Francisco Solano or window shopping on Sonoma Square.
Meet up with your guide in the afternoon, and head to tiny Glen Ellen to continue wine tasting. Stop at Benziger Family Winery, and tour the vineyards, fermentation facility and crush pad by tram. Walk through the barrel caves, and sip the winery’s biodynamic and other award-winning wines.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on a shaded patio before heading to Imagery Estate Winery to taste more wine and view an impressive collection of contemporary art. Your tour then culminates in famous Napa Valley, where you'll spend the afternoon tasting wines in Oakville, Yountville or the town of Napa. Take pictures of seemingly endless rows of immaculately kept vines, and if time permits, stop for a glass of sparkling wine (own expense) before heading back to San Francisco. On the way, stop for an evening view of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the city illuminated in the background. Your 2-day wine country experience concludes with drop-off at your hotel in the evening.
Boxed lunch options for Day 2: Please make note of which lunch option you would prefer in the 'Special Requirements' field at time of booking
• Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion accompanied by pasta salad, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownieRoast beef
• Roast beef sandwich on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion accompanied by potato salad, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownieHam
• Ham sandwich on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion accompanied by potato salad, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownieVegetarian
• Vegetarian sandwich on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion, olives, sprouts, pepperoncini, cucumber accompanied by coleslaw, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownie
Hotel pickup and drop-off
One night of hotel accommodation in downtown Sonoma
Wine tastings at 4-8 wineries
Transport by biodiesel minicoach
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Entry/Admission - Sonoma Valley
Entry/Admission - Benziger Family Winery
Entrance fee to Muir Woods (US$10)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Tasting fees, as applicable
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Tour operator reserve the right to cancel tours due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdown, weather or road conditions
Recommended for people 21 years and older
Must be 21 years or older with valid photo ID to consume alcohol
One small overnight bag per person. Recommended that bag be soft and easy to fit beneath car seats
Wear layered clothing. San Francisco temperatures may be quite cool while Sonoma may be significantly colder or warmer depending on the season
Please advise lunch selection for Day 2 in the 'Special Requirements' field at time of booking
Due to hotel accommodations reserved in advance, any changes to dates will incur 100% cancellation penalty
Hotel pickup between 8am and 9am, approximately, depending on hotel location
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm on Day 2